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noun [countable] rival pronunciation in American English /ˈraɪv(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    a person, team, or business that competes with another

    The Dallas Cowboys beat their rivals 20–10.

    Our airline is now a serious rival of many of the bigger companies.

    rival for:

    We watched a TV debate between the rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

    main rival:

    The company’s main rival announced an increase in profits last year.

    arch rival (=main rival):

    The two men are arch rivals on the baseball field.

    nearest/closest rival:

    She scored twice as many points as her nearest rival.

  2. 2
    someone or something that is as good as someone or something else

    The band has few rivals in the pop music world.



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